Uhm @penguinteen you’re spoiling me! 😍 Not only am I losing

7/11/2021, 10:21:53 PM
Uhm @penguinteen you’re spoiling me! 😍 Not only am I losing my mind over these pink sneakers, but I’m so excited to jump into THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US // @jessicagoodman . If you love YA thrillers or Jessica Goodman’s debut THEY WISH THEY WERE US, this one should definitely be on your radar! “Stella and Ellie Steckler are only a year apart, but their different personalities make their relationship complicated. Stella is single-minded, driven, and she keeps to herself. Cross-country running is her life and she won't let anything get in the way of being the best. Her sister Ellie is a talented runner too, but she also lets herself have fun. She has friends. She goes to parties. She has a life off the course. The sisters do have one thing in common, though: the new girl, Mila Keene. Both Stecklers' lives are upended when Mila comes to town. At first, Ellie and Stella view the new star athlete as a threat. But soon Ellie can't help but be drawn to her warm, charming personality. After her best friend moved away and her first boyfriend betrayed her, Ellie's been looking for a friend to share her secrets. Stella finds herself noticing the ways she and Mila are similar. Mila is smart and strong--she's someone Stella can finally connect with. As the two get closer, Stella becomes something she vowed she'd never be: distracted. With regionals approaching and college scouts taking notice, the pressure is on. Each girl has their future on the line and they won't let friendships get in their way. But then, suddenly, Mila goes out on a training run and never returns. No one knows what happened, but all eyes are on the Steckler sisters.” I used to run cross country in high school and can attest to how extremely competitive the sport is even amongst teammates. So a YA thriller that completely takes that competitive spirit to the extreme is such a compelling plot line to me. THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US is out on July 27 & there’s a link in my bio if you want to preorder! #PenguinTeenPartner If YA thrillers are up your alley, what are some of your favorites?

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